Development control plans and codes

Development Control Plans (DCPs) are documents that provide planning and building design guidelines for new development or alterations to existing development. They are used by applicants as a guide to determine what type of development is applicable in the locality and Council staff use these guidelines to determine the merits of the proposal.

DCPs are adopted by Council and describe the controls that development should meet such as building styles, materials used and appropriate locations for development.

Business and Industrial zones are being replaced with ‘Employment zones’: From 1 December 2022:

A reference to a Business or Industrial zone B1, B2, B4, B5 or IN1 in a document or page should be taken to be a reference to an Employment zone E1, E2, E3, E4 or MU1. For further information, please see 'Employment zones reform'.

Development control plans

Please note: As of 1 December 2021, a reference to an Environment Protection Zone E1, E2, E3 or E4 in a document should be taken to be a reference to a Conservation Zone C1, C2, C3 or C4. For further information, please see the Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure's 'Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Amendment (Land Use Zones) Order 2021'.


Codes are acceptable design standards prepared by Council to guide and control development in Eurobodalla Shire.

Some of these codes are referenced in the Development Control Plans and should be read in conjunction with the relevant DCP. They should also be used as a guideline in the design process.

From 1 March 2022, the 45 existing State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs) have been consolidated into 11 policies. Any references on this page to any of the amended SEPPs outlined on the Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure's website should be replaced with the new applicable consolidated policy.

Style guides

Certain townships and villages within Eurobodalla Shire have adopted style guides due to the community wishing to maintain the unique character and charm of their town. The style guides have been developed to encourage development to be compatible with  the unique character and charm of the township.

The following style guides apply in Eurobodalla Shire:

We can help you

If you need more information, or would like to check which DCP applies to your land, please phone our Development Help Desk:

  • T: 02 4474 1231
  • E: Council's Development Help Desk
  • visit our customer service centre at the corner of Vulcan Street and Campbell Street, Moruya, Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm.